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  • 9 September 2021 - 9 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Chamber Choir (starts Sept 2021)

    A friendly, local ladies choir starts up again in September 2021.

    We meet in the Music Room at Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road,
    TW2 5LH

    Twickenham Chamber Choir sings a mixture of sacred, secular and more modern pieces and is conducted by Helen Astrid.

    We are currently have spaces for Sopranos 1 & 2 and Altos. 

    Please get in touch if you'd like to join.

    Presented by Helen Astrid Singing Academy

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 13 September 2021 - 28 September 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Figurative Drawing - 12 week course

    This course is open to those with some drawing experience. Weekly studies of the life model give students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of drawing the figure, head, hands and feet. Participants will work from easels with a life model for all sessions and develop a range of techniques to improve their and understanding of the human form.

    Tutor:  Dominique Pollard (BA Hons, PGCE), is an experienced art teacher and painter. She has worked as an Artist Educator in regional galleries and museums for many years teaching all aspects of art and design. Dominique has taught life drawing courses in historic houses, schools, colleges and galleries to a range of learners.

    Dates: 13, 20, 27 Sep; 4, 11, 18 Oct; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov; 6 Dec.  Half term 25 Oct.

    Cost: £300.00, excl materials

    Bookings:  Call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 13 September 2021 - 22 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    British History 1945 - 1990

    British history from 1945 to 1990 divides into two distinct sub-periods.  From 1945 to the mid 1970s there was a degree of policy consensus between the two principal political parties, though we will discuss whether this has at times been over-stated.  From the mid 1970s there was a clear policy choice for the electorate with significant continuing implications for our world today.  Our approach will be thematic.  For each of the sub-periods we will examine in turn the principal political, diplomatic, economic and social events and changes.

    Course Code: C2422858

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 16 September 2021 - 2 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Origins of Popular Music

    From the folk music of the Appalachian Mountains to the Beatles, from early Mississippi Blues to the Rolling Stones.  This is the story of the rise of blues, country music and jazz - and the musicians who made it happen.  How music was changed forever and helped to define the 20th century.

    Course Code: C2422710

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 18 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our Twickenham Blue Cast will rehearse on Saturdays from 10.30am to 1pm, our Twickenham Green Cast rehearse from 2pm to 4.30pm (at St Marys University) and they will perfom on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 21 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December, our Hampton Hill Yellow Cast will rehearse on Tuesdays at Hampton Hill Theatre from 5pm to 7.15pm and perform on the main stage of the Theatre in December (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 22 September 2021 - 1 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Gothic Literature

    This course will investigate the origins of Gothic literature in Britain, discovering its relationship with science, philosophy and Romanticism.  We shall explore issues of sexuality, gender and the rise of the subconscious. 

    Course Code: C2422711

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 22 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our Hampton Hill Red Cast will rehearse on Wednesdays at Hampton Hill United Reformed Church from 5pm to 7.15pm and perfom on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 23 September 2021 - 16 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Germany: Human Richts, Citizenship & the Cold War

    An analysis of these themes in the two Germanies 1945 - 1989

    Dr. Sebastian Gehrig, Roehampton University

    contact richardturk@yahoo.com. if you would like to join us

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 25 September 2021 - 30 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Nell Gwynn

    Charlie’s Angels?

    Charles II loved women – first Barbara, later Louise, but most of all he loved Nell, the lovely Nell Gwynn – or, as she put it, “the Protestant whore”.

    The rivalry of the women and the theatre gave them all a lot of fun and gaiety, which is what you’ll find at Q2’s production of Nell Gwynn.

    And you’ll never look at a marzipan tart the same way again.

    £10 standard, £9.00 concessions. 28-30th October, 7.45pm and 30th October 2.30 pm, The National Archives, Kew

    For tickets www.seaty.co.uk/nellgwynnemail tickets@q2players.org.uk or call 07915 067007 between 4.00-6.00pm.

    For further information please visit www.q2players.org.uk

    *Not Suitable for people under 14 years

     

    Q2 Players event

  • 28 September 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Transit' (Germany)

    An acclaimed German drama written and directed by RFS favourite, Christian Petzold, whose earlier features 'Barbara' and 'Phoenix' were screened in Seasons 51 and 53 respectively.

    Based upon a 1944 novel of the same name and adapted to be set in the present, the film follows a political refugee who impersonates a dead writer in an attempt to escape a fascist state in occupied France. As he does so, he finds himself falling in love with the wife of the man whose identity he has assumed.

    This screening is 'members only'. Please see  http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for further details

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 28 September 2021 - 28 September 2021Music/Gigs

    Jessica Cale (Ferrier winner 2020) and George Ireland in concert

    We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fabulous opera recital with Jessica Cale First Prize winner of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards in addition to jointly winning the Audience Prize at the 2020 London Handel Festival Singing Competition.

    Jessica has a few months left of her studies with Rosa Mannion at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio where she is the Robert Lancaster scholar. Jessica will mark the end of her time at the Royal College of Music by performing the title role of Rodelinda in July 2021. Jessica holds a Master of Performance with distinction from the Royal College of Music, and a First Class Honours degree from Cardiff University. Jessica is hugely grateful for the support of an Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Countess of Munster Trust.

    Programme includes:

    Handel, L’empio rigor del fato from Rodelinda

    Hanel, E pur così in un giorno.... Piangerò, la sorte mia, Giulio Cesare

    Britten, How Beautiful it is, from The Turn of the Screw

    Mozart, Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni non tardar, from Le nozze di Figaro

    Puccini, Quando m’en vo, from La Bohème

    Bizet, C'est des contrebandiers le refuge ordinaire....Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante, from Carmen

    Plus an encore!

    To book, please click here:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opera-live-at-home-with-soprano-jessica-cale-and-pianist-george-ireland-tickets-154593632717

    http://www.thehelenastridsingingacademy.com

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 29 September 2021 - 29 September 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Talk: The Little Jewess - Frances Braham at Strawberry Hill.

    29 September 2021 at 7.30pm

    To celebrate European Jewish Days of Culture, Nino Strachey will share personal reflections on the life of her relation Frances Braham (1821-1879). The daughter of an internationally famous Jewish opera singer, Frances married into the Waldegrave family, inheriting Strawberry Hill in 1846.

    www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/whats-on/

    Strawberry Hill House & Garden event

  • 29 September 2021 - 17 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Dream Against the Clock: Felicity Swan

    Dream Against the Clock is an exhibition of new oil paintings and sculptures ­- almost abstract, they contain a sentient figurative presence.   

    The exhibition will also include the following events:

    Artist’s Talk - Sat 9 Oct, 2pm

    Spontaneous Art & Storytelling with Belinda Bicknell, of Curious House of Stories

    Drawing meditation session

    For more details see our website.

    One Paved Court event

  • 29 September 2021 - 29 September 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Try Crochet!

    Fancy learning a new skill in 2021? Think you’d like to have a go at crochet? Why not come along to our 2 hour taster workshop and give it a try?

    In this introductory session, we’ll take you through the first steps of crochet and teach you how to hold the hook and yarn and make chain, double, half-treble and treble crochet stitches. We’ll also show you a variety of different yarns and talk about different projects you could move on to with just a little more tuition and practice.

    You’ll be learning in a relaxed and friendly environment, with experienced teachers Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops, and we’ll give you drinks to help your concentration!

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 29 September 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Drawing Mandalas Workshop

    This class will show you step by step how to create your own beautiful hand-drawn mandala.

    During the workshop you will learn about the history of mandalas, focusing on the meditative and relaxing aspects of creating your artwork.  No prior experience of drawing is necessary and as you start to create, you will gain ever more confidence in your techniques.  

    Each student will be given an A4 template already drawn out, saving time so that you can produce your own masterpiece during the class. All materials and tools will be provided in the session and there will be drawing materials to purchase if you wish, so that you can carry on creating more beautiful mandalas at home.

    As well as materials, drinks are provided to keep the creative juices flowing!

    The workshop will be led by Ann O’Shaughnessy, a local practising artist.

    “wonderful workshop, a must try!”

    “such a relaxing and satisfying workshop. I would definitely recommend it to others”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 29 September 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A journey through iconic Bond film posters

    Join us to hear live from famed cinema poster designer Adam Cockerton, creative director of The Dream Factory. Adam will take you on a visual journey looking back at the iconic Bond film posters that have defined the decades. You’ll also have a chance to put your questions directly to Adam and win a signed film poster.

    http://https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iconic-bond-film-posters-tickets-177144061657

    Barnes Film Festival event

  • 29 September 2021Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz Stripped Naked

    Those cool cats are back at The Place in New Malden. This is just a 20 minute slot in The Live Lounge. There will be a variety of other musical acts on in the evening ….. this week some opera ….. and of course Chicago blues from Alex and his friends. A very stripped down version of JKL-Jazz will be  joined  by (a fully dressed) Violetta who will be crooning some husky jazzy ballads. We may even have time to squeeze in a song from Donya. The evening starts at 7.30 …… the cool cats will probably hit the stage 9pm or later.

    JKL-Jazz event

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Arts Richmond Events

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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